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Bradwell, Milton Keynes

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Bradwell is an historic village that is now integrated into the New City of Milton Keynes, but remains evident in the older houses. Historically Bradwell was in the traditional county of Buckinghamshire.

The village name is Anglo Saxon and means broad spring. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Bradewelle.

Bradwell was once the location of a Benedictine priory, founded in 1155, called Bradwell Abbey. This was disbanded during the dissolution of the monasteries and all that remains today is a small chapel and a farmhouse that has become a centre for cultural activities in the new city. The medieval trackways converging on the abbey can still be seen in the rights of way and bridleways that have become "redways" (leisure routes for cycling and walking).

There is an YHA youth hostel in the village at Template:Oscoor on the Sustrans long distance trail.


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